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The October 1943 Rescue of Jews from Denmark: Networks and Motives of the Rescuers

131 Barrows Hall

Over the course of three weeks, thousands of Jews were safely evacuated from Denmark to Sweden. This unique rescue operation involved Danes from all walks of life. On November 17th from 5:00-6:30pm, Professor Therkel Stræde will explain the audacious effort and what inspired those involved to take part. This lecture is free and open to […]

“The (In)visible Worker: Contract Agricultural Laborers in the California Borderlands, 1910-1926”

131 Barrows Hall

Erik Bernardino is an Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Latinx Studies at Bates College. He is a historian of the twentieth century United States specializing in Latinx, immigration, and borderlands histories. His research focuses on border policing, labor migrations, and morality at the turn of the twentieth century in the United States for […]

A celebration of Ngo Vinh Long’s life, work, and legacy.

Harvard-Yenching LIbrary Harvard-Yenching LIbrary, 2 Divinity Ave, Boston, MA, United States

Friends and colleagues of Ngo Vinh Long will have a celebration of his life, work, and legacy during the Asian Studies Association Conference at Harvard-Yenching LIbrary, 2 Divinity Ave., Boston, MA 02138. The University of Maine History Department is helping to sponsor this event.  Among those speaking at this event will be three members of […]

Jamie Kreiner, Professor of History, University of Georgia

Soderberg Lecture Hall, Jenness Hall University of Maine

Jamie Kreiner, Professor of History, University of Georgia, will deliver a lecture on medieval monks’ diets, which is related to her forthcoming book The Wandering Mind: What Medieval Monks Tell Us about Distraction (W.M. Norton, January 2023)

Long Event

Bangor Room, Memorial Union

The Socialist-Marxist Luncheon Series at UMaine  will have a program on Ngo Vinh Long, followed by a reception sponsored by the History Department. This event will also be held on Zoom.

Awards / Phi Alpha Theta Ceremony

McIntire Room in the Buchanan Alumni House

History Department Scholarship Awards & Phi Alpha Theta Initiation

Zoom Talk: Paul Kramer, Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, “The Weight of the World: Writing Global and Transnational History in an Unequal World” Paul A. Kramer is an associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University; he specializes in U.S. international history. He has authored dozens of articles published in leading academic journals as well as in Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, and The New York Times. His book, The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States […]

The Histories We Inherit: Concordia’s Reckoning With the Pasts of Its Founding Institutions

Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts 2 Flagstaff Rd, Orono, ME, United States

A University of Maine alumnus, Professor Graham Carr is president and vice chancellor of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. A historian by training and a long-time leader in higher education in Canada, Carr returns to his alma mater to explore the role universities can and should play in addressing the legacy of colonialism and anti-Black […]

Zoom talk by Barbara Winslow, Professor Emerita, City University of New York, Titled: “What We Need Now is More of What We Did Then: Revolutionary Feminism in Action”

Barbara Winslow is Professor Emerita at the City University of New York and the founder of the Shirley Chisolm Project. She has published five books in addition to dozens of articles, essays, and reviews. For this talk, she will draw from her latest book, Revolutionary Feminism: The Women’s Liberation Movement in Seattle, 1965-1975 (Durham: Duke […]